Originally posted on Predneck Nation  |  Last updated 1/11/13
Jim Diamond of the Nashville Predators Examiner joined the Thom Abraham Show on Thursday. Friday it was leaked that the Predators will open the season at home on Jan. 19 against Columbus, and then stay in Nashville to host the Blues on the 21st. TODAY’S LINKS Dynamics of a 48-game schedule Nashville Predators have no time for slow start in shortened season Nashville Predators to open at Bridgestone Arena on Jan. 19 Why the truncated 48-game NHL ‘season’ might sharpen the Preds’ sticks  Some Predators saw NHL lockout as ‘play’ time Preds look to continue divisional success Prospect Report – Preds college hockey prospects shine Allard back on ice for Preds 2012-13 Preview: Shea Weber 2012-13 Preview: Paul Gaustad Paul Gaustad Season Preview: Lord of the Dot “Voice of the Predators” Pete Weber, Named Tennessee Sportscaster of the Year Short NHL season might be more fun  
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